Calandra Lookout
US 395, CA 46

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 395, CA 46 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered January 12, 2002
Location Monterey County, California
Coordinates N 35° 57.097' W 121° 00.095' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 57' 06" W 121° 00' 06"
N 35.951620° W 121.001580°
Elevation 2,774 ft (846 m)
Built 1944
Administered by Cal Fire
Cooperators Cal Fire


Once widespread across California, only four L-601 towers remain in the Dept. of Forestry inventory. Calandra Lookout with an BC-301 cab was constructed in 1944. The name of the mountain is actually Williams Hill. There is a stone and concrete monument at the site which has a bronze plaque that reads: "Calandra Lookout is named in memory of Assistant State Forest Ranger Joseph Calandra who saved a companion but lost his life in the Bixby Mountain Fire of 1939." In 1945 Assistant State Forest Ranger Nesgis and Edward Gates of U.S. Forest Service died in a fire within sight of this station.


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Calandra Lookout and Williams Hill

Calandra Lookout and Williams Hill